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The Best Movies With Water in the Title

Updated November 22, 2019 1.4k votes 169 voters 29.8k views100 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movie with water in the name.

Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with water in the name? This list ranks the best movies with water in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with water in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with water in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

his ranked poll of films with water in the title includes movies like Open Water, Water for Elephants, and Like Water for Chocolate. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word water in it.
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  • 1
    Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Waterworld

    Kevin Costner, Jack Black

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

    Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin... more on Wikipedia

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    Water is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Water

    John Abraham, Lisa Ray

    Released2005

    Directed byDeepa Mehta

    Water, is a 2005 Canadian film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, with screenplay by Anurag... more on Wikipedia

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    Dark Water is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Dark Water

    Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth

    Released2005

    Directed byWalter Salles

    Dark Water is a 2005 American horror-thriller film directed by Walter Salles, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Ou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown

    Released2015

    Directed byPaul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell

    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a 2015 American animated/live action adventure... more on Wikipedia

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    Hell and High Water is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Hell and High Water

    Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell

    Released1954

    Directed bySamuel Fuller

    Hell and High Water is a 1954 Cold War drama film starring Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi and... more on Wikipedia
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    Like Water for Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Like Water for Chocolate

    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi

    Released1992

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

    Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular... more on Wikipedia

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    Red Water is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Red Water

    Coolio, Kristy Swanson

    Released2003

    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

    Red Water is a 2003 made for television horror film starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy... more on Wikipedia

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    Water, Water Every Hare is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title

    Released1952

    Directed byChuck Jones

    Water, Water Every Hare is a Looney Tunes cartoon released in 1952 featuring Bugs Bunny and... more on Wikipedia
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    Lady in the Water is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti

    Released2006

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Lady in the Water is a 2006 American fantasy thriller film written and directed by M. Night... more on Wikipedia

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    Salt Water Tabby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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  • 11
    Buddies Thicker Than Water is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title

    Released1962

    Directed byLeonard Maltin, Gene Deitch

    Buddies Thicker Than Water is a 1962 short film, originally released as part of the Tom and... more on Wikipedia
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    Open Water is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Open Water

    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan

    Released2003

    Directed byChris Kentis

    Open Water is a 2003 drama psychological horror film loosely based on the true story of an... more on Wikipedia

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    Water Birds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
    Water Birds is a 1952 American short documentary film directed by Ben Sharpsteen. It won an... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Treading Water is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Treading Water

    Lysa Apostle, M. Lynda Robinson

    Released2001

    Directed byLauren Himmel

    Treading Water is a lesbian themed film written by Julia Hollinger and produced and directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Water Drops on Burning Rocks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Water Drops on Burning Rocks

    Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Thomson

    Released2000

    Directed byFrançois Ozon

    Water Drops on Burning Rocks is a 2000 French drama film directed by François Ozon. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Barking Water is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Barking Water

    Laura Spencer, David Hill

    Released2009

    Directed bySterlin Harjo

    Barking Water is a 2009 independent feature film written and directed by Sterlin Harjo that... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Like Water for Chocolate: A No is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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  • 18
    Water for Elephants is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Water for Elephants

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson

    Released2011

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Francis Lawrence.... more on Wikipedia

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    Trouble the Water is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
    Trouble the Water is a 2008 documentary film produced and directed by Tia Lessin and Carl... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    It's in the Water is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    It's in the Water

    Jonny Blue, Jerry Haynes

    Released1997

    Directed byKelli Herd

    It's in the Water is a 1997 independent film. Written and directed by Kelli Herd, the film... more on Wikipedia
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    Head Above Water is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Head Above Water

    Cameron Diaz, Harvey Keitel

    Released1996

    Directed byJim Wilson

    Head Above Water is a 1996 American comedy thriller film directed by Jim Wilson and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Black Water is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Black Water

    Ben Oxenbould, Diana Glenn

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Nerlich, Andrew Traucki

    Black Water is a 2007 horror-thriller film set in the mangrove seas of northern Australia. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Open Water 2: Adrift is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Open Water 2: Adrift

    Eric Dane, Cameron Richardson

    Released2006

    Directed byHans Horn

    Open Water 2: Adrift is a 2006 German thriller filmed entirely in Malta, starring Eric Dane,... more on Wikipedia
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    Crashing the Water Barrier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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    Released1956

    Directed byKonstantin Kalser

    Crashing the Water Barrier is a 1956 American short documentary film directed by Konstantin... more on Wikipedia
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    The Land Before Time IX: Journ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title

    Released2002

    Directed byCharles Grosvenor

    The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water is a 2002 direct-to-video animated adventure... more on Wikipedia

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